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Examining Rural Cancer Prevention and Control Efforts: Policy Brief and Recommendations to the Secretary

Provides an overview of issues related to cancer in rural areas, including barriers to accessing cancer care. Describes federal programs that support and enhance national and rural cancer control efforts, including funding, and offers policy recommendations. Features statistics on average annual percent change in cancer mortality rates from 2006-2015, with breakdowns by metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas, and includes a U.S. map showing locations of cancer centers that received Rural Cancer Control Supplements grants in 2018.
National Advisory Committee on Rural Health and Human Services
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Access · Cancer · Funding · Health disparities · Medicaid · Medicare · Mortality · Policy · Rural-urban differences · Statistics and data · Wellness, health promotion, and disease prevention